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Check C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash; you may have two NPSWF...dll files in there. Simply restart Windows, and the old one will be gone.
If you do not have two different versions, can you post the contents of the FlashInstall.log file from that same folder?
Thanks for the reply.
Checked C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash - only 1 NPSWF...dll file.
But, since I am on Windows 7-64, as mentioned above, I checked C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash and found 2 NPSWF...dll files there. Rebooted and the old one is gone, and the annoying "vulnerable" tag is gone.
Not sure why it had not cleared before, since the computer had been restarted many times during the intervening period.
Thanks for pointing me in the right general direction.
EDIT - sadly, Flash continues to crash, even with the update.
Message was edited by: TravelingAnn
That advice is not only not helpful, but dangerous. Why cant Adobe Flashplayer get its stuff together and come up with a decent way to DELETE older versions as it UPDATES to the newest version. I know Adobe is a disorganized , user unfriendly beuracracy and getting Adobe Flashplayer will NEVER happen. I just wish You Tube would wake up and get away from this crappy player
UPDATE 10/14/2012 OK I finally got Adobe Flashplayer updated, heres what I had to do....
1) Downloaded a Registry Fix it program called "PC Tools Registry Mechanic" , I ran it and "repaired: as many Registry eroors that I could.
2) Downloaded and Installed Internet Explorer 8
3) Downloaded and installed Adobe Flashplayer 11.4
I think the reason it won't work with Firefox is that Adobe is somehow "keyed in" to Microsoft, kinda like Microsoft related software won't work well with any other software, perhaps a conspiracy of sorts to hold onto their "monopoly" by embedding code into their software that messes up when you try to use it or download it other browsers ( ex. Google Chrome or Firefox)
In any case I hope this helps you, as it gets so complicated that you RARELY can find an authoritative answer, and computer software repair seems to be more guesswork than anything.